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What effect does LED lamp have on LED display, and how to judge the quality of LED lamp?

Jan. 12, 2021< Back to list

Under the condition of rapid development, LED screens are more and more widely used. In LED display, the most important thing is LED lamp. The quality of the LED lamp affects the quality of the LED display. And it’s the most used key component in the whole screen. It’s also the main thing that determines the optical display performance of the entire screen, which directly affects the audience's evaluation of the screen.

What effect does LED lamp have on LED display?

Indoor LED display

1.    Viewing angle

The viewing angle of the LED display is determined by the viewing angle of the led lamps. At present, the viewing angle of the display is mostly 120° horizontal and 60° vertical. Some high-rise displays have higher requirements for vertical viewing angle. Viewing angle and brightness contradict each other, and a large viewing angle will inevitably reduce brightness. The choice of perspective needs to be determined according to the specific purpose.

2.    Brightness

The brightness of the LED lamp is an important determinant of the brightness of the screen. The higher the brightness of the LED lamp, the greater the margin for the use of current of the screen, which is good for saving power consumption and maintaining the stability of the LED lamp. LED lamps have different angle values. When the chip brightness is fixed, the smaller the angle, the higher the brightness, but the viewing angle of the screen is smaller. For LED displays with different dot pitches and different viewing distances, a balance should be found in brightness, angle, and price.

3.    Dot calibration

Since the full-color display screen is composed of tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of red, green, and blue LEDs, the dead LED lamps of any color LED will affect the overall visual effect of the screen. Generally speaking, according to industry experience, the dot calibration should not be higher than three ten thousandths (referring to the dead LED lamps caused by the LED lamps itself) from the start of the assembly of the LED display to the 72-hour aging before shipment.

4.    Antistatic ability

LED is a semiconductor device, which is sensitive to static electricity and can easily cause static failure. Therefore, the anti-static ability is very important to the lifespan of the LED display. Generally speaking, the failure voltage of the human body electrostatic mode test of the LED lamp should not be lower than 2000V.

5.    Lifespan

The theoretical lifespan of the LED lamp is 100,000 hours, which is much longer than the working lifespan of other parts of the LED display. Therefore, as long as the quality of the LED lamp is guaranteed, the working current is appropriate, the PCB heat dissipation design is reasonable, and the LED screen production process is rigorous, the LED lamp will be one of the most durable parts in the LED display.

6.    Light attenuation

After the LED display has been working for a long time, the brightness decrease and the color inconsistency of the display will appear, mainly due to the attenuation of the brightness of the LED lamp and it will cause the brightness of the entire screen to decrease. The inconsistency of the attenuation amplitude of the brightness of the red, green and blue LED lamps will cause the color of the LED display to be inconsistent. High-quality LED lamps can well control the brightness attenuation. According to the standard of 20mA lighting at room temperature for 1000 hours, red attenuation should be less than 2%, blue and green attenuation should be less than 10%, so try not to use 20mA current when designing blue and green LEDs, preferably only 70% to 80 % Of rated current. In addition to the attenuation characteristics related to the characteristics of the red, green, and blue LEDs, the current used, the heat dissipation design of the PCB board, and the ambient temperature of the display screen all affect the light attenuation.

7.    Consistency

The full-color display is composed of countless red, green and blue LEDs. The brightness and wavelength consistency of each color LED determines the brightness consistency, white balance consistency and chromaticity of the entire display. Normally, LED display manufacturers require suppliers to provide LEDs with a wavelength range of 5nm and a brightness range of 1:1.3. These indicators can be achieved by the supplier through the classification of the color separation machine. Voltage consistency is generally not required.

 Outdoor LED screen

The LED display manufacturers must achieve the matching consistency of the brightness changes of the red, green and blue LEDs at different angles, and they need to strictly carry out scientific design in the package lens design and raw material selection, which depends on the technical level of the package supplier. No matter how good the normal direction white balance of the screen is, if the LED angle consistency is not good, the white balance effect of the whole screen at different angles will be bad. The angle consistency characteristics of LED lamp beads can be measured with an LED angle comprehensive tester, which is particularly important for medium and high-end LED displays.

So how can we distinguish the quality of LED lamps?

1.    Check the solder joints.

The LED strips produced by regular LED strip manufacturers are produced by SMT patch technology, using solder paste and reflowing soldering processes.

2.    Check the quality of FPC.

FPC is divided into two types: copper and rolled copper. The copper foil of the copper-clad board is protruding. If you look closely, it can be seen from the connection between the pad and the FPC.

3.    Check the cleanliness of the surface of the LED strip.

If the LED strip is produced by the SMT process, the cleanliness of the surface is very good, and no impurities and stains can be seen.

4.    Check the chip and production process of the LED lamp.

You can’t see the difference with your eyes; you need to use aging equipment and testing equipment. If you put several manufacturers’ LEDs on the aging meter and use high current to aging for 24 hours or longer over time, you can measure the brightness of LEDs from several manufacturers to see which LED has the least attenuation in luminous intensity, and the quality with the least attenuation is the best.

LED lamp

5.    To see whether the LED lamp is uniform and the color is consistent.

The good quality LED lamp is very uniform and the color is consistent. Poor-quality LED lamps will have the phenomenon that one lamp is bright and one is dark, and the luminous color is messy and uneven, and there will be obvious dark areas.

6.    Depending on the chip and chip size.

The chip is the decisive factor for the quality of the lamp beads. Normally, the larger the chip, the stronger the stability of the LED lamp will be, the brightness will be higher, and also the better the heat dissipation of LED lamp.

In fact, the most important thing is to the chip of the LED lamp. The chip directly determines the color rendering index, brightness, and anti-attenuation degree of the LED display.

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